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Bayeté Ross Smith

Bayeté Ross Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, journalist, and education worker. He lives in Harlem, NY.

Art as Public Service

I want to consider art as a public service. Wildness in art is about art being supported as a part of the fundamental way society functions. Especially considering its major role in honing our current perspectives and our sense of visual memory. For art to arise naturally in public and shared spaces, organically and practically it would simply require a philosophical shift encouraging us to find ways to support and engage with art through a variety of simple approaches.

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The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2022

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